SeaClear2.0 Call for Associated Regions addressing marine litter

1 March - 31 May 2024

The SeaClear2.0 project (Horizon Euorpe) is seeking to collaborate with five Associated Regions in the Atlantic + Arctic, Baltic, Mediterranean, and Danube/Black Sea basins.

SeaClear2.0 is dedicated to addressing the pressing issue of marine litter, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean region. The project aims to combat the significant accumulation of plastic waste on the seafloor and reduce marine litter pollution overall. By implementing innovative technologies and community engagement strategies, SeaClear2.0 aligns with the EU’s objectives to restore ocean health by 2030.

Associated Regions (ARs) are encouraged to participate in the SeaClear2.0 project, bringing their expertise and resources to the table. Through collaboration, ARs have the opportunity to receive financial support (up to 100,000 euro) and contribute to the implementation of innovative solutions. SeaClear2.0 seeks to demonstrate the scalability and replicability of its efforts across the Mediterranean basin and beyond, fostering a collective approach to tackling marine litter.

Eligible applicants, local and regional authorities from EU Member States and associated countries to the Horizon Europe Programme, are invited to apply for participation. The application process opened on 1 March 2024 and closes on 31 May 2024. Successful applicants will engage in various activities, such as roadmap development, community involvement, and project dissemination.

The type of activities that can receive financial support include:

  • 1.Collection of underwater marine litter images
  • 2.Solutions to handle marine microplastics
  • 3.Marine litter collection solution at beaches, coastal areas, and rivers
  • 4.Marine litter reuse and upcycling approaches
  • 5.Developing/ implementing mitigation and prevention strategies for marine litter

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2024, 12:00 CET

For more information about the call, guide for applicants, eligibilty criteria, FAQs, etc. please refer to the source page of this announcement: CALL FOR ASOCIATED REGIONS – SeaClear2

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